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How to Save Yourself From Dreaded Rough Hands

Keep your mitts moisturized.
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You're bound to have some dryness now and again. Hand creams aren't superfluous—they're actually made so that your dry fingers don't crack and bleed. Keep one in the bathroom, one at the office, and one in your bag. Here's what to get.

1| Eucerin Advanced Repair 

Hot water and skin-stripping soap will dry you out every time you wash your hands. Keep this on hand and use after every wash. 

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2| Aquaphor Healing Ointment 

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Aquaphor's ointment does not mess around. Save this one for nighttime use. 

3| Jergens Shea Butter 

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Shea butter not only smells great, but it's also great at locking in moisture. 

4| Burt's Bees Hand Cream 

Burt's Bees uses Baobab oil, which is great for extra-dry skin. Keep this in your bag and use it liberally. 

5| Weleda Skin Food 

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Apply throughout the day as your hands start to feel tight.

6| L'Occitane Hand Cream 

L'Occitane makes silk-like lotions, and its hand cream is no different. You only need a little to cover some major surface area. 

7| Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve 

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Kiehl's is a standby in men's grooming products. This hand salve dries quickly, so your hands won't feel greasy during the day.  

8| Jack Black Hand Healer 

Use Jack Black's formula right after a shower to ensure smooth skin. 

9| Lush Cuticle Butter 

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If your fingers and cuticles tend to get especially dry, it's worth snagging a formula made for just that. 

10| Fresh Seaberry Hand Cream 

Fresh's seaberry cream is intense; use it before heading out.

11| Origins Rejuvenating Hand Treatment 

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If your hands have sun damage or an uneven tone, Origins's hand treatment smoothes them both out.

12| Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm 

For hands that need help all day, Aesop's hand balm is quick drying and super hydrating.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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